Association tasks Nigerian govt on domestic airlines operations

By Oyise Oghene tas

The National Cabin Crew Association (NACCA) has urged the Federal Government to enact laws that would strengthen the operations of domestic airlines in the country.

Secretary of the Caretaker Committee,  NACCA, Mr. Austin Njoku made the call at the memorial service held at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Ikeja, for the four crew members of the ill-fated Dana aircraft that crashed in Lagos.

He implored the government to enact laws to make it difficult for domestic airlines that are not air worthy to operate within the Nigerian airspace.

“Our government should be pro-active on the aviation sector, as the industry concerns all of us. The government can afford to make sure that no aircraft beyond 10 years old are allowed to fly our airspace”

“Foreign airlines use what they have to protect their staff, particularly their crew members, we can emulate same for our domestic airlines” he said.

Mr. Njoku said that the cabin crew members were well educated and trained professionals, who should be reckoned with in the aviation industry.

He however, commiserate with the families of the four crew members involved in the fatal accident.

He noted that the association would liaise with Dana Air to make sure that compensation were adequately paid to the families of the deceased as at when due.

Earlier in the Mass, Monsignoeur John Aniagwu, the Parish Priest of the church, said that we have all come to pray for the repose of the victims’ souls, adding that death is an inevitable end.

He advised all to always be prepared so that on the last day death would meet us doing good, must especially to the less privilege.

The Mass was attended by management and staff of Dana Airline, as well as families and friends of the victims of the crash that the crew involved in the accident were, Uche Ulasi (F), Onyinye Mgbangwa (F), Vivienne Atangakak (F) and Godwin Eke (M).

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